The Chinese flooring producers Guangdong Huizhou Huidong Weikang Rubber and Plastic Products and Eastern Pacific Rubber & Plastic Products (Shenzhen) have signed a global, nonexclusive license agreement with Välinge allowing the companies to start production and sales of vinyl flooring products such as luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) utilizing 2G, 2G Fold Down and 5G glueless mechanical locking systems, which are based on Välinge's patents.
Välinge's 2G angling and 5G Fold Down locking systems have been optimized for LVT products in order to offer outstanding performances and easy installation. Those locking systems are suited for thin resilient/LVT floorings (down to 3 mm for 2G and down to 4 mm thickness for 5G). Over 15 companies have already signed a license to use 5G on LVT, and over 25 companies for the use of 2G.
The Välinge specific IP rights related to resilient flooring with priority from 2001, in combination with the Mannington IP rights describing a resilient floor with a mechanical locking system with priority from 1999, and Classen IP rights describing fold down locking system create, together with the Välinge basic locking patents, offer a strong protection for any kind of LVT floors with locking systems. All Weikang and Eastern Pacific products will be marked with the L2C holographic label system.